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RHUBARB: THE BASICS
Pronounced [ROO-barb]. Also called "Pie Plant".
The rhubarb season is "spring and early summer". The rhubarb plant is technically a vegetable but its crisp, sour stalks are most often cooked like fruit with sugar. Like celery ribs, rhubarb stalks are long and smooth, sometimes thin and sometimes thick, sometimes pale green and best of all, "rhubarb red" – my favorite color! A rhubarb's triangular leaves are inedible at best, toxic at worst. Rhubarb is especially appreciated in the Midwest and Scandinavia, especially the red varieties that add glorious color to pies, muffins, cobblers and other treats.
RHUBARB: BASIC TIPS & TECHNIQUES
How to make rhubarb jam
How to make rhubarb pie
How to make rhubarb sauce
How to roast rhubarb